The presidents of Chile, Sebastian Pinera, and Peru, Ollanta Humala, confirmed yesterday that they will accept the decision of the International Court of Justice in The Hague (ICJ) over the maritime limits between their countries, whatever they be.
“Life does not end with (the ruling of) The Hague and after The Hague there is a life and there is still a challenge ahead for Chile and Peru,” said Pinera at a joint appearance with Humala, after a bilateral meeting in a hotel in New York.
The Chilean leader said that both countries decided its position on this issue “long ago” and have taken the appropriate actions in the courts, so now all they need to do is “wait with patience and moderation.”
While Humala reiterated that they will “accept and carry out” the ICJ decision and that “now there is nothing to do, just wait for the outcome”. The Peruvian President said that during his meeting with Pinera they discussed issues of development and cooperation framed “in the postHaya Chapter“.
“What encourages us today, in this meeting, is to see the whole picture of progress, with endeavor and effort we can do it together on a bilateral basis and within the framework of the Pacific Alliance“, said Humala.